Chris Aldrich has had an extensive career in emergency management in New Jersey. He has been an active firefighter since 1991. He is currently a deputy fire coordinator with the Ocean County Fire Coordinators and has been a firefighter and fire commissioner with the Whitesville Fire Department, Jackson Township Fire District 1, since 2008.
Chris served with the Toms River Office of Emergency Management holding the positions of unit operator and deputy coordinator for over 16 years. From 2005 to 2007, he was the chief of the fire department in Pleasant Plains section of Toms River. Chris was the task force leader during the Warren Grove Wildfire of 2007 and was in charge of the incident command post during the Seaside boardwalk fire in 2013.
His expertise was called upon during Super Storm Sandy when he was responsible for ordering various fire departments throughout the state to provide support, along with coordinating logistical and communication meetings with state, county, and local officials. Chris was operational for the 1st 8 days of Hurricane Sandy, during the initial Search & Rescue operations coordinating resources from NJ Task Force One, & Ohio Task Force One Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Teams.